Friday, April 29, 2011

Vaibhav Lakshmi : Introductions, Importance, 8 Incarnations of Goddess Lakshmi, Rules of Vrat, Aati & Video


Vaibhav Lakshmi is one of the manifestations of Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) in Hinduism. Goddess Lakshmi has different names as per her eight forms- Dhanya Lakhsmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Adi Lakshmi,Vijaya Lakshmi, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Veera Lakshmi, Dhan Lakshmi and Santan Lakhmi. It is believed that 'Shri Yantra'(a mystic pictorial of geometrical figures, numbers and words) is Goddess Lakshmi's favorite and the yantra bestows health, wealth and prosperity to the who adorns it or worships it. Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat is a popular fast among Indian women, observed for 11 or 21 fridays, in which they consume food or water only at their home and take meals once a day preferably. There are many stories of miracles or benefits which people observed when they did the Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat

Importance of Vaibhava Lakshmi Vrata

  • Devotees who undertake the vrat of goddess Lakshmi with faith and sincerity are sure to achieve whatever they desire.
  • Men and women can observe this vrat. Vrat should be observed for 11 or 21 Friday as per one's oath. Vrat should be observed on Fridays only. One should be on fast on the day of observing the Vrat. It is preferred to have meals (veg) once a day and the sweet dish that is offered to goddess Lakshmi.
  • If for any cause the vrat is not maintained, i.e.; (if one has to go on a tour or any consequent untouchability owing to death in the family or if the women is in menses on the Friday) they can observe the vrat the following Friday at one's residence only.
  • At the time of the celebration of the Vrat, ie; on completing 11 or 21 Fridays as decided at the time of oath, one should give the book "VAIBHAV LAKSHMI VRAT" to 7,11, 21, 51 or 101 women according to one's own desire or take a printout and distribute copies of this Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat and thus the vrat of goddess Vaibhav Lakshmi would spread more and more
The 8 incarnations of Goddess Lakshmi are as follows:

  1. Dhana Lakshmi
  2. Shri Gaja Lakshmi
  3. Shri Aadhi Lakshmi
  4. Shri Vijaya Lakshmi
  5. Shri Aaishwarya Lakshmi
  6. Shri Veera Lakshmi
  7. Shri Dhanya Lakshmi
  8. Shri Santan Lakshmi

Rules of Vrat

  • If married women observe this Vrat, they achieve the award. If there is no married woman in the family, any woman or unmarried girl can observe this Vrat.
  • If a man observes this Vrat instead of a woman, he also achieves the award in the same way.
  • One should observe this Vrat with full faith and pious conception, not by dislike or without intense desire.
  • Vrat should be observed according to the rites prescribed by Shashtras for eleven or twenty-one Friday as per one’s oath. It should be celebrated according to Shashtras performing proper ceremonies after the observance of Vrat on Friday as decided at the time of the oath. This ceremony is very simple to be preformed. If the Vrat is not observed according to proper ceremony described by the Shastras, one does not achieve its award or fruit.
  • After having once observed the Vrat, it can be observed again taking the oath devotedly.
  • Goddess Laxmiji has innumerable incarnations. Among all, ‘Shri Yantra’ Amulet of Goddess Laxmi is very beloved to her. Her incarnation of Dhan Laxmi itself is Vaibhava Laxmi. One should bow down one’s head to each and every incarnation of Goddess Laxmi given above. And also, while observing the Vrat one should pay homage to Shri Yantra. Then only it is fulfilled. If one doesn’t want to take the least trouble to observe Vrat, Goddess Laxmi also doesn’t take any trouble for her or him and she doesn’t show any mercy to such person.
  • On the day of observance of the Vrat, from morning one should utter ‘Jai Goddess Laxmi’ or ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’ at heart as many times as possible.
  • If one has to go on tour or outside the residence on Friday, one should observe the Vrat the next Friday at one’s residence only. One should observe the Vrat for as many Friday as decided by oneself at the time of oath.
  • The silver ornament should be utilized if one has no golden ornament for observing the Vrat. One should place a rupee coin if one has no silver ornament.
  • At the time of the celebration of the Vrat one should give the book ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’ to seven, eleven, twenty-one, fifty one or hundred and one women according to one’s own desire. (Goddess Laxmi would bless you more if you give more books as gifts to more women, and the Vrat of Goddess Laxmiji would spread more and more.
  • If the woman is in menses or having ceremonial defilement and consequent untouchability owing to death in the family on the Friday, one should observe the Vrat the following Friday. And at the end, one should observe the Vrat for as many Friday as decided at the time of oath.
  • In the beginning of observing the Vrat, one should recite once the hymn or praise the Goddess Laxmi.
  • One should be on fast on the day of observing the Vrat on Friday, and should eat the sweet dish offered to Goddess Laxmiji. One may eat fruits or take meals once a day. The weak persons may observe the Vrat having food twice a day. The important thing is that one should have full faith and devotion in Laxmiji that Goddess would certainly fulfill the desire. Most important point to note is one doing the Vaibhav Lakshmi vrat should do it with full faith, and emotion. Confidently pray taking an oath that Mother will fulfill my desire.


Om Jai Laxmimata, Mayya Jai Laxmimata

Tumko Nishdin Sevat, HarVishnu Vidhata - Om

Uma Rama Brhmani, Tumhi Jagmata

Surya Chandrma Dhyavat, Narad rushi Ghata - Om

Durga Roop Niranjani, Sukh-Sampattidata

Jo Koyi Tumko Dhyata, Rudhdhi-Sidhdhi pata – Om

Tum Patal Nivasini, Tum hi Subh data

Karm-Prabhav-Prakashini, Bhav nidhiki Trata -Om

Jis Gharme Tum Raheti, Sab sadgun Aata

Sab Sambhav Hojata, Man Nahi Ghabarata - Om

Tum bin Yagna Na Hoye, Vastrana Koyee Pata

Khan-Panka Vaibhava, Sab Tumse Aata - Om

Subhgun Mandir Sunder, Kshirodadhi jata

Ratna Chaturdas Tum bin, Koyee Nahi Pata - Om

Maha Laxmijiki Aarati, Je Koyee Nar gata

Ur Anand Samata, Pap Utar jata - Om

Bolo Maha Laxmi Mataki Jai


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